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ARTSEDGE: The Kennedy Center’s Arts Education

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, in association with The Dramatists Guild, presents conversations from their two-week playwriting intensive at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts geared towards university students, faculty and young professionals from across the country. The program consisted of writing workshops and discussions of the business of playwriting with the Program's Director,Gary Garrison and a wide range of distinguished guest artists.

ARTSEDGE, the Kennedy Center’s arts education network, supports the creative use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in, through, and about the arts, offering free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom, media-rich interactive experiences, professional development resources, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment. Visit ARTSEDGE at artsedge.kennedy-center.org.

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Marsha Norman was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Hull-Warriner, and Drama Desk Awards for 'Night Mother, which received its world premiere at the A.R.T. in 1982. Her play Traveller in the Dark also premiered at the A.R.T. in 1984. Ms. Norman won the 1992 Tony Award and Drama Desk awards for The Secret Garden; and the John Gassner Medallion, Newsday Oppenheimer award, and the American Theatre Critics Association Citation for Getting Out. Other plays include Third...
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Howard Shalwitz, the longtime artistic director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, co-founded the theatre back in 1980--at a time when the repertory of American plays was limited to academic classics and NYC vogue. With a commitment to new approaches to theatre and a devotion to bringing new playwriting voices into the limelight, Woolly has had not just a tremendous national impact, but has been an important local influence as well as a partner in community development and a force for...
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Dael Orlandersmith is an actress, poet and playwright that is best known for her Obie Award winning Beauty's Daughter and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Drama,Yellowman. Part of her work from the award winning "Beauty's Daughter's" program can be heard as a segment of a September 1996 taping of radio show "This American Life" where Orlandersmith performs "When You Talk About Music" in which she portrays a 31 year old Italian male who meets a black woman at a...
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Carlos Murillo is a Chicago-based playwright, director and teacher. He is a Visiting Professor at the Theatre School of DePaul University. His play Mimesophobia (or before and after) was produced at Arielle Tepper’s 2005 NYC Summer Play Festival after previous workshops at J.A.W. West Festival at Portland Center Stage (2004), South Coast Rep’s Hispanic Playwrights Project (2003), the Chautauqua Institution Theatre Conservatory (2002) and A.S.K. Theatre Project in Los Angeles (2002). In NY...
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David Ives (b. 1950) attended Northwestern University where he began writing plays. He produced his first play, Canvas, in New York City with the Circle Repertory Company. He later took on a job as an editor of Foreign Affairs and eventually studied drama at Yale University's School of Drama, where he received his MFA. He is known for many successful plays including, All in the Timing, Words, Words, Words, Sure Thing, and Philip Glass Buys a Loaf of Bread. His latest play, Don Juan in Chicago,...
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Lee Blessing (born October 4, 1949) is an American playwright. His best-known play is A Walk in the Woods, which depicts the developing relationship between two arms limitation negotiators, one Russian and one American, over years of negotiation. The play was nominated for both a Tony award and a Pulitzer Prize. His recent plays include A Body of Water, Whores, The Scottish Play, Black Sheep, Fortinbras and many others. He has also written one act plays including, The Roads That Lead Here and...